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Break Out of Your Bubble For 2017

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Most of us live inside a 24/7 bubble that defines us. We listen to one news station, hang out in the small radius of our neighborhoods and dress in one style of clothes.

What if we got out of our bubble this year and resolved to interact differently with others or learn something new?

There are benefits to learning new perspectives to call on. It helps us adapt to new situations, feeds innovations, and deepens our character. Therefore, making us more inspiring and encouraging to others

Here are a few tips to burst your bubble, jump start your health and end a few 2016 woes:
 Time clock 1. Bring patience to the office. Not everyone thinks exactly as you do, so it is important to understand where others are coming from.
2. Ground yourself. Spend time with those who do not have the same privileges as you have. Working with others who are less privileged helps us to have a more sensitive and caring society.  disabled person
 donate 3. Perform small acts of kindness. Generosity and giving to others has shown to improve mental health, sense of belonging, and well-being.
4. Expand your network. Interact with people from different cultures, walks of life, professions, and generations to give you a new perspective on the world.  earth
 music note 5. Make yourself happy. Don’t forget to focus on yourself. Try to take a trip, work on art, listen to music and sleep on a beach – whatever makes you happy.
6. Find new ways to manage stress. Practice time management, reframe your problems and adjust old standards. Will today’s problem matter in one month, six months or a year from now? If the answer is no, put your energy elsewhere.  calendar
 yoga girl 7. Work on your mental health. Learn meditation, yoga or Tai Chi – try something new to find out what brings you joy.
8. Pick one new healthy habit each month. Let February be ‘eat leafy greens everyday month’ or ‘take the stairs month.’  stairs with arrow
 stop smoking 9. Quit one bad habit each month. Pick one: Quit smoking, sugary foods, eating late at night… the choice is yours!
10. Spend more time with loved ones. The key to an ideal work-life balance is organization and a calendar to schedule down-time. Be sure to plan meals together, as well as excursions.  Healthy, Balanced & Fun!  family
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2017!

 

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